Alicia Guiney

Alicia Guiney is from Readings Kids

Review — 22 Apr 2024

One By One They Disappear by Mike Lucas

A haunting novel about the life of a young Jewish girl during the Second World War, One By One They Disappear carefully blends the historical with the supernatural to create…

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Review — 25 Mar 2024

What I Would Do to You by Georgia Harper

Georgia Harper’s debut novel, What I Would Do to You, is an example of speculative fiction executed to perfection. Set in the not-too-distant future of 2039, the death penalty…

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Review — 23 Oct 2023

Where He Can't Find You by Darcy Coates

A spine-chilling new horror novel sure to keep readers on the edge of their seat, Where He Can’t Find You sets the bar for what YA horror can be. The…

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Review — 23 Oct 2023

An Unexpected Party: Queer Speculative YA Fiction, edited by Seth Malacari

An Unexpected Party is a deeply touching and heartwarming anthology exploring queer stories in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Featuring 19 unique stories by different authors, this anthology explores a…

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Blog post — 5 Oct 2023

Q&A with Megan Whalen Turner

Alicia from Readings Kids recently had the exciting opportunity to interview YA fantasy superstar Megan Whalen Turner and below is the transcript of what transpired.

Thank you so much for

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Review — 25 Sep 2023

The Thief (The Queen’s Thief, Book 1) by Megan Whalen Turner

The Thief is the perfect introduction to Megan Whalen Turner’s epic six-book series, The Queen’s Thief. It’s a fast-paced quest soaked in history and brimming with excitement.

The story…

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Review — 1 Sep 2023

Eleanor Jones Is Not a Murderer by Amy Doak

A fast-paced murder mystery, Eleanor Jones Is Not a Murderer takes the YA murder-mystery genre and humanises it, placing friendship and self-discovery at its core.

Eleanor Jones has spent her…

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Review — 3 Jul 2023

We Didn’t Think It Through by Gary Lonesborough

This novel contains an incredibly powerful narrative about injustice, family, and hope. It is deeply human and is written in a way that both exposes what is wrong in our…

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Review — 30 May 2023

The Ghost Theatre by Mat Osman

Mat Osman’s The Ghost Theatre balances precariously between historical fiction and fantasy. Set in Elizabethan London, it features many of the historical hallmarks we know to expect, and inserts many…

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